uniquely personal landscapes

Caribbean-Asian fusion: Lazy Lizard, Jumby Bay Island, Antigua.

  This private Caribbean villa with its constellation of guest cottages and ornamental pavilions is being built to a Thai inspired architectural theme. Our masterplan for the estate creates a wonderfully unique setting by drawing on both Caribbean and Asian landscape style. READ MORE

Island wedding ceremonies get a makeover at Hogarths Hotel.

The former Victorian shooting lodge at Hogarths Hotel, near Solihull, known for its island ceremonies amidst historic fishponds has been renovated and extended for the 2013 Wedding Season. Our masterplan skilfully embraces arrival and parking around the north front entrance and READ MORE

Imaginative entrance masterplan for Kew Bridge Steam Museum.

Built in the 19th century to supply London with water, the Museum is recognised as the most important historic site of its type and its extensive archive supports education programmes that explore the technology and industry of Victorian water supply. Working alongside Dannatt READ MORE

Colvin & Moggridge work in partnership with ecologists at Buttersteep House, Surrey.

An exciting refurbishment of the interiors and gardens of Buttersteep House has been completed since the Autumn of last year. New elements include a rose garden, a pond with cascade and ornamental gazebo, a kitchen garden with glasshouse, and the reinstatement of footpaths and a READ MORE

New coastal house provides opportunity for ecological enhancement.

The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer’s tournament. We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G. Gareth READ MORE
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The official private opening of Old Alresford House Gardens.

June the 14th marked an important day for our long standing clients Mike Hall and Shuna MacKillop of Old Alresford House in Hampshire. The creation and restoration of their Grade II listed park and gardens, which we’d worked on together for 8 years, was complete. The house was READ MORE
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Visitor centre masterplan for Stowe landscape gardens.

Our landscape masterplan for the restoration of the New Inn at Stowe, the National Trust’s newly opened visitor entrance to this unique 18th-century landscape garden, combines exacting parking provision for over 400 vehicles within a former quarry, with detailed design of READ MORE
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Jardines de Alfabia.

Whilst on our Mallorcan practice field trip three of us made the short journey from Palma towards Sóller to find the gardens of Alfabia. Located at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains the house, gardens and orchard form a complex that dates back to the Arab era of Mallorca. READ MORE

Uniquely personal landscapes need uniquely personal plants.

Every winter we team up with Barcham Trees and head south to Italy. Our aim: to select beautiful specimen trees and shrubs, as well as fine quality pleached and topiary sets for practice projects. The Pistoia region of Tuscany contains over 1000 nurseries, with some growers READ MORE

Landscape study Palma, Mallorca.

This year’s practice field trip took us all to Palma, Mallorca and its hinterland to study the architecture, cityscape, gardens and natural landscape. Palma, with its rich historic and modern design detail, proved a fertile territory for our usual challenges to staff to READ MORE